Treatment and Pumping Operations & Maintenance Manager (Manager III)
City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Salary: $123,781.00 - $210,434.00
Salary is annual.
About the Position The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a Treatment and Pumping Operations & Maintenance Manager (Manager III). This position leads and is accountable for the operation and maintenance of the City of Portland’s two wastewater treatment plants (including one that treats up to 450 million gallons per day), nearly 100 pump stations, and multiple innovative resource recovery facilities and programs, including a new renewable natural gas facility, management of biosolids for land application, and programs for biogas utilization and energy efficiency. Learn more about the treatment plants and programs here.
This position is located within the Operations and Maintenance Group, which protects public health, water quality and the environment by cost-effectively and innovatively operating and maintaining public wastewater treatment and resource recovery facilities and managing related programs in a way that both ensures compliance with applicable permits, regulations, and contracts and advances the priorities of the bureau set by executive leadership. The position reports to the Bureau’s Deputy Director, who represents the Operation and Maintenance Group on the bureau’s leadership team. The position manages four organizational divisions (156 employees under four direct reports) with a combined $52.5 million budget to operate, maintain and conduct related activities for treatment plant and pumping system assets. The Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant provides treatment for the City’s combined sewer flows utilizing a conventional activated sludge secondary treatment process and chemically enhanced primary treatment systems during peak flows.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications.
Experience and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership, operational and strategic planning, program and service evaluation, complex budget preparation, and workplace safety related to operations and maintenance of industrial facilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of principles of management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with leadership, stakeholders and colleagues at all levels; demonstrate professionalism, diplomacy, and patience, and gain cooperation through discussion and collaboration.
Experience managing a multicultural workforce, promoting an equitable workplace environment, and applying equitable program practices to diverse and complex services.
Strong communication skills and an ability to connect with diverse stakeholder groups internally and externally, including different communication styles, cultures, languages, and professions.
Applicant must also:
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
About City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Environmental Services protects public health, water quality and the environment. We provide sewage and stormwater collection and treatment services to accommodate Portland's current and future needs. We protect the quality of surface and ground waters and conduct activities that plan and promote healthy ecosystems in our watersheds.https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/